Still, the good news is less competition to upload these edit wrestlers. It was getting frustrating making somebody and seeing that somebody else already did it.
But here we are 10+ days after the game's release, and I think I'm the first person to upload a Fire Pro Wrestling Returns version of Royce and Rickson Gracie. I'm working on Renzo next. He's from Final Fire Pro Wrestling, though, so that takes more time.
It's so easy to port guys over from Fire Pro Wrestling Returns that it takes me only an hour now. The game is so similar to Fire Pro Wrestling World, and in English, that it's no problem at all.
But Final Fire Pro Wrestling was a Gameboy Advance game and in Japanese only so it takes longer to do edits. Maybe two hours.
My collection is coming along nicely. You can make a "collection" of wrestlers. So people will do, for example, "Wreslters with Masks" and they'll go out and find every wrestler with a mask and put them in their collection.
Another guy has stolen my idea of porting over every character from every Fire Pro game. He also did this with Fire Pro Wrestling Returns. He openly admits on my collection page that he stole the idea from me. He also just takes my wrestler edits and puts them into his collection. It's okay, though.
That's what the collections are anyway. You just take wrestlers that you like (or whatever) and put them into your collection. But his collection isn't as high quality as mine.
You see, what he does is he's employed several Fire Pro nerds to port wrestlers for him. So he has a team of guys working for him. He also steals my wrestlers but I'm not working for him, I'm doing my own thing, and if he wants to put my wrestlers in his collection, that's okay.
On the other hand, I'm doing all of the edits by myself. So there's a consistency across the collection. There are many nuances when making edits. How will the colours look, how do you address the problemm of move slots that didn't exist in the old Fire Pro games, similar with the logic section, et cetera. So when you have a bunch of people making edits, it's a mix and match of philosophies whereas if it's one person, it's consistent across the board.
There's another guy who also ran with my porting idea. He ported all (or most) of the wrestlers into the GBA games. I don't begrudge him. It's cool. It's also cool that this other guy did the same for Fire Pro Wrestling Returns and is doing it for Fire Pro Wrestling World. But he's also the guy who owns Fire Pro Arena and he seems to be a fame-hungry nerd so I don't care much for that.
What good is Fire Pro fame? You think that there are Fire Pro groupies out there? It's ridiculous.
Anyway, my collection is rising in the charts. Third most popular this week. 28th most popular of all time. Nearly 100 followers so far. The guy who ripped off my idea has about 400 but he's just cranking shit out and has a pick and mix collection. Mine is quality. People say it in the comments. "Thanks for all your work on the edits. I know that yours are always high quality."
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